SOCIETY OF SAINT GREGORY
The Society of St Gregory, the National Society for liturgy and music in the Roman Catholic Church in the British Isles, is once again holding a series of Spring Gatherings with workshops, talks and liturgies. The next local event is to be held at St Helen’s Roman Catholic Church, Nantgarw Road, Caerphilly CF83 3FB on Saturday 18th May 2019, from 10 am- 4.30pm.
CHILDREN’S MASS TODAY- Sunday 19th May
The Children of our parish will lead the Mass today in the bidding prayers, collections as well as welcomers and the offertory. Please give them your support and encouragement
SYRIAN REFUGEE PROJECT
Raffle tickets to support this project are on sale at the back of Church TODAY (£1 per ticket)
RESTORATION FUND COLLECTION
There will be a second collection TODAY for the Restoration Fund. Please give what you can to support the much needed work to our beautiful Church. Pictures of the progress of this work are at the back of Church
TEA & COFFEE AFTER 9.30 MASS
All are warmly welcome to join us for tea, coffee & biscuits in St David’s Chapel after Mass today.
If you have a child’s single buggy [boy or girl] that you no longer need and are willing to donate to the St Vincent de Paul Society, please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINARS EASTERTIDE 2019
A series of potentially life-changing Talks, Seminars & Prayers are being held here at St. Peters every Tuesday at 7.30pm until the 11th June 2019.
ACTING HEADTEACHER VACANCY
At St Cadoc’s Catholic Primary School, Shaw Close, Llanrumney, Cardiff, CF3 5NX. For 1st September 2019 - 31st August 2020. Completed applications to be returned to the school address or via email by 16.00 on Friday 7th June 2019. Interviews will take place on Friday 21st Junes 2019. For further information please contact the school on 029 20778545 or email - firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Cardiff Catenians are holding their monthly Circle Meeting on 20th May at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff. Any gentleman wishing to have more information about the meeting or the Association, please contact the Membership Officer, Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.
PARISH IN COUNCIL
The next meeting is Monday 20th May at 7pm at the presbytery. All are welcome
Please pray for the 39 children who are making their first Reconciliation at 10am on Saturday 25th May
Thank you very much for the donation of the double buggy and double bed. If any parishioner has a small chest of drawers suitable for a teenage girl, that they no longer have any use for, and they are willing to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, please contact Peter on 07906 101015.
ST PETER’S SOCIAL GROUP
Every Saturday Evening in the community Hall, Bedford Street, 6.30pm - 8pm. Come along to socialise, learn some Line Dancing or play Table Tennis. All Welcome
Following this five-yearly inspection of our beautiful church, there are some essential building works to be completed within a specified time frame. We are appealing for your help in funding this work and a box is in front of the pulpit for your donations which can be given before or after Mass. Anything you can spare would be greatly appreciated.
If anyone would like to sponsor a particular part of the work (it could be large or small!), you can contact Fr. Saji. Gift aid donations would be especially welcome. There are some photos at the back of the church of the ongoing work at the Community Hall, the Church and the Presbytery. The leaks have been repaired on the right hand side of the church, timbers and loose slates replaced. The boiler has been repaired. The outside of the church near the pavement is being worked on, so please be careful of the scaffolding.
The Church Shop has an excellent selection of cards and gifts for First Holy Communion, Confirmation and many other occasions. We are open Mon - Thurs 10.30 am - 12.15 pm and on Sunday mornings.
CYCLE OF PRAYER FOR THE PARISHES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE 2019
This week we pray for the Abbey of Saint Michael, and All Angels, Belmont. The Right Reverend Paul Stoneham, Abbot and Parish Priest, and the Benedictine Community; Rev Deacon Eddie Wyman; The Retreat Centre; Holy Trinity Monastery of Benedictine Nuns, Wormbridge.
If any of our Church groups are holding an event, we’d love to have a photo of it, together with a short descriptive note from you, to put in our future newsletters. Please leave it at the office or email to email@example.com.
NAZARETH HOUSE OPEN DAY
Since the 1870’s, Nazareth House has been at the heart of caring for those in need in Cardiff, but have you wondered what our role is, now we are in the twenty-first century? We have always cared for the elderly and this is now our primary role within the local community. A series of Open Mornings will be held over the coming months where the Sisters & members of staff will be available to discuss the services which we now offer
HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT GIFT AIDING YOUR DONATIONS?
If you are a Tax Payer, the Government will add an additional 25% to the amount that you donate without any cost to you. This means that if you gave £1 a week to the church, the yearly total would be £52. The Income Tax reclaimed would be £13 so the real amount of your gift to the church would be £65 a year. Please give serious thought to joining this scheme as it will enable extra funds to be made available to St. Peter’s. .If you wish to join, please speak to Fr. Saji or contact Maria in the Presbytery office or email John Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE POPE’S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTION
You may wish to know that the diocesan website has been updated to include a page dedicated to the Holy Father, with a list of his intentions for 2019 (https://rcadc.org/holy-father). There is a short video available centred around the monthly intentions (https://www.thepopevideo.org) which has been recorded by Pope Francis as a personal message to the viewer. There is also an app that links users around the world in prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions, available from the Apple Store or Google Play, which can be accessed through the Click to Pray website (https://www.clicktopray.org)
FOOD BANK DONATIONS
Further to last week’s notice, please note that Cardiff Food Bank is presently prioritising rice pudding, jam, custard, tinned tomatoes and sponge puddings, but the needs of families helped by the SVP still include coffee, tea, sugar, rice, pasta, tinned fish , beans, tinned meat, chocolate. Of course any food donations are welcome - many thanks. There is a container in the porch.
FAITH AND LIGHT
Faith & Light is an international ecumenical Christian organisation for people with learning disabilities, their families, carers and friends. The Cardiff branch meets on a Sunday afternoon each month for friendship, sharing, festivities, celebration and prayer. If you would like to come to our next meeting do contact our Cardiff coordinator, Norbert Flynn, on 029 2075 7387 or you can email email@example.com Be assured of a warm welcome!
102 years anniversary of the Apparitions
Films & Documentaries on the 13th of every Month, from 13th May to 13th Oct 2019 in the Mostyn Room, St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, 38 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2SF
This Documentary showing at St Peter’s RC Church in St David’s Chapel. For more information, go to http://www.sdcrf.org.uk/fatima100years
St. Peter’s Hall on Monday, 3rd June, eyes down at 7 pm. Raffle, chicken/fish and chips. All welcome.
BE A DISCIPLE
On June 15th, a major meeting is to take place in Newport which is designed to examine the practical questions about our call to be Disciples of Our Lord. Discipleship is usually a process, a journey on which we pass through a number of stages:- Do we know anyone, or have we had an experience of an event or people linked with Christianity and which has created in us a sense of respect for that person or event? Does that respect find in us a certain curiosity about the belief behind that event or the person’s way of living? Does that curiosity lead to a thought that it would be interesting to find out more; am I open enough to ask questions? Does this process lead me to want to find out more about the divine Person behind it all? Do I begin to find this process leading me to seek answers to some of the questions increasingly arising regarding my own personal life and even to reassess the situation in the wider world? Does this journey now lead me to want to make a commitment to the Man, Jesus of Nazareth, and to follow His way of living - and dying? It is at this stage on our journey that we need a disciple, someone who can take us by the hand and lead us gently and step by step to discover the beauty and wonder of life in Jesus Christ. The one who has reached this point is a disciple and will want to try to share with others the Good News of life in Jesus Christ.
In a few weeks time, we hope to be able to make plans by which to prepare for the meeting on June 15th and to find out how to be disciples IN OUR PARISH!
FORMING INTENTIONAL DISCIPLES (FID)
Sherry Weddell, world renowned author and evangelist, is coming to our Diocese on Saturday, June 15th 2019, at The Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport NP18 2YG. 10am - 4pm. The cost of the day is £75. Please speak to Fr. Saji if are interested in attending. For more information and further details on future FID [ Forming Intentional Disciples] groups in your area please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE
Fully escorted pilgrimage on 3rd July, 2019 for four nights. Half board accommodation in Knock House Hotel, flights, transfers, all entertainment, excursions and guided tours included in the price of £649 pp. See poster For more details contact Patricia on 01268 762 278 or 07740 175557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cornerstone Planning Group has arranged a ‘Mystagogia’ talk on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 to 9 pm, with tea and coffee served from 7pm at the Cornerstone, Cardiff, CF10 2SF on 5th June. Subjects will include Spirituality, Pastoral contribution to the life and ministry of the Parish, fulfilling your baptismal promises and looking towards Pentecost. Whilst these talks were originally planned for RCIA candidates who will have been received into full communion with the Church at Easter, they will be interesting for all parishioners to hear. For more information, please email email@example.com
CANCER RESEARCH - RACE FOR LIFE
Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life is a series of events raising money for research into all 200 types of cancer. The upcoming events in Cardiff are being held in Coopers Field - Bute Park, Off North Road.
1) 7th July: Cardiff 10K and 5K
2) 6th July: Cardiff Pretty Muddy Kids & Pretty Muddy 5K and 10K
For details contact Tasha Constable on 078277059332 or firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SEPTEMBER PILGRIMAGE
This year the pilgrimage, led by Canon Matthew Jones is visiting “The Shrines of France” on September 9th - 16th and has a vacancy for a lady to share a twin room with another lady. If you are interested please ring Billy Gill on 2059 3555 for an itinerary etc.,
THE WELSH PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE
This year’s pilgrimage will be from September 16th - 23rd, flying from Bristol airport and staying at the Hotel Grace. Cost from £515. Book on 0800 689 4792 or to learn more, contact Philip Illsley at www.holyishisname.co.uk
CLASS TEACHER VACANCY
The Archdiocese of Cardiff, Herefordshire LEA and the Governors of Our Lady’s School invite applications for a class teacher at Our Lady’s RC Primary School, Boycott Road, Hereford, HR2 7RN for Key Stage 2 Year 3. Full time, required from September 2019. Closing date for applications 22nd May with interviews week commencing 11th June. For further information telephone 01432 274814 or email email@example.com or visit the website www.our-ladys.hereford.sch.uk
NEW ROSMINIAN PROVINCIAL
As from 6th January, 2019, the Superior General of the Rosminian Order, Fr. Vito Nardin, has appointed Fr. Chris Fuse as Provincial Superior of the Province, Great Britain and New Zealand. Many of you will remember him from his time at St. Peter’s, St. Joseph’s and St. Alban’s. We wish him well.
GIFT AID ENVELOPES FOR TAX YEAR 2019/2020
If existing members of the St. Peter's Gift Aid Scheme haven’t yet collected their new pack of envelopes from the back of the Church, please try to do so as soon as possible. Don’t forget that you can join the Gift Aid scheme at any time. If you’re interested, contact John Grimes or the Parish Office.
There are some photos at the back of the church of the ongoing work at the Community Hall, the Church and the Presbytery.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe - Prisoner of Conscience
In view of Nazanin’s declining health and lack of adequate medical treatment in prison, her family has again asked that people send her cards and messages of support. If you would like to do this, - from members of the Justice and Peace Group.
PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE
Warmest thanks to those who bought cards last Sunday. As a result, 70 cards have been sent, letting them know they are not forgotten
COMMUNITY HALL, BEDFORD STREET
Phase 2, the extension for an office and extra storage at the Community hall in Bedford Street has now been completed externally. There are more photographs at the back of Church.
FR TONY UPDATE
Fr Tony is pleased to say that the latest scan shows the tumour has not grown at all in six months and all that is recommended is a further scan in September. So Thank you all once again, for your prayerful support. As Rosmini said “ Adore, be silent, rejoice”.
PARKING - IMPORTANT NOTICE!!
Please be very careful where you park when you attend Church. In particular, do not block the entrance, or park in the lane leading to St. Peter’s Hall, as access is needed at all times and, last week, someone prevented this from happening. Thank you.
READING ROTAS for May & June are now ready for collection from the Sacristy.
MASS BOOKINGS FOR 2019
Next year's diary has now arrived. If you have particular dates on which you'd like to have a Mass celebrated, perhaps for an anniversary or any other intention, please call in at the presbytery during the week or just phone. Please note that we can't cope with multiple requests for booking on a Sunday morning.
We extend a warm welcome to all new students to Cardiff. Please make yourself known to one of the clergy or complete a registration and consent form which is at the back of the church. All the very best to you during your time here.
The sheets for are available today in the porch. If you know of any housebound parishioners who may like to join this campaign of daily prayer for the parish and for the world, just take a sheet to them. Please ensure that sick or frail parishioners know that Holy Communion can be brought to their homes by a priest or one of the Eucharistic ministers.
If you know of anyone who is lonely or isolated and would like a visit or support from the SVP please contact Peter Sullivan on 07906101015.
GOING INTO HOSPITAL?
Waiting to go into hospital? Do please let your parish priest know in plenty of time. He will be pleased to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick with you or any pastoral support you need. The small team of parish priests who currently provide 24/7 emergency cover in the Cardiff hospitals are under a great deal of pressure, so unfortunately there is no guarantee that one will always be available at any particular time. On the same theme, if you know of any Catholic already in hospital who needs or might like a visit or sacramental support, please continue to leave details with the Cardiff & Vale Hospital Chaplaincy on 029 2074 3230.
MASS AT CARDIFF PRISON
Mass takes place each Friday at 3.00pm in the Prison Chapel. For some years parishioners from several Cardiff parishes have attended this Mass which is organised by the Catholic Chaplain. Roman Catholic prisoners are given the chance to worship with fellow Catholics. If you are interested in learning further details please contact St Peter’s SVP on 07906 101015
THE CREED: A WINDOW ON THE WORLD"
Ambrose Walsh's new publication is now on sale for £9.99 at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01582 571011.
A big thank you for the generous donation recently received from St. Peter's.
MESSAGE FROM FR. SAJI ABOUT PARISH GROUPS:-
“I am looking to get to know the various groups which are alive in our Parish community. If each of the group leaders would please confirm their parish group names, the main contact person and the contact number with the Parish Office it would be much appreciated. Please also mention how many times you meet up in the month, with place and times. The form to fill in is left with the Parish Office Manager. Thank you in anticipation.”
PLASNEWYDD FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Every Friday, 2- 4pm, at Plasnewydd Community Centre, Shakespeare Street, Roath; Tea, biscuits, Bingo, Raffle and chat. New members are most welcome; come along and join us.
GIFT AID DONORS
A big thank you to our donors. Please take your annual summary letter from the table in the porch. Gift Aid is simple to arrange if you're a UK tax payer - it increases our annual income by thousands of pounds at no extra cost to you. To sign up, please contact the parish office.
A Mass at Cardiff Prison takes place each Friday at 3 pm in their Chapel. For some years, parishioners from several Cardiff parishes have attended this Mass, which is organised by the Catholic Chaplain. Roman Catholic prisoners attend and are given the chance to worship with fellow Catholics. If you are interested in learning further details, please contact St. Peter’s SVP on 07906 101015.
This is an organisation which helps single Catholics of all ages (over 18) meet other single Catholics, either one to one or through social events. For further information visit. Phone 0161 941 3498, visit www.catholicsingles.org.uk or email info@catholic singles.org.uk CATHOLIC SINGLES
How many of you spend two minutes reading the Gospel of the Day? Two minutes!
Keep a small book of the Gospels. Carry it in your purse or handbag….. When you’re on the bus, or on the train, or
when you’re at home, open it and read for two minutes. Try it! You will see how it changes your life. Because you will encounter JESUS. You are encountering the WORD.
Please take your FREE copy today from the back of Church.
Parish Office Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Friday : 9.15 am-1.15 am